Park Yoo-Chun from Kpop group JYJ is cast in movie SEA FOG (literal title of "Haemoo"). Already announced in the lead role is award winning actor Kim Yun-Seok.
Movie SEA FOG is based on a real life incident that occurred in 2001, involving 25 Korean-Chinese stowaways on a Korean fishing vessel who suffocated to death. Kim Yun-Seok will play the captain of the ship and Park Yoo-Chun will play Dong-Sik, a crew member of the ship who gets into a confrontation with the captain.
Popular actor Song Joong-Ki was originally offered the role of Dong-Sik, which Park Yoo-Chun will now play. Song Joong-Ki decided to fulfill his mandatory enlistment in the South Korean military and, consequently, could not perform in the movie SEA FOG.
Filming for SEA FOG begins this October in South Korea.
Movie: Sea Fog (literal title)
Revised romanization: Haemoo
Director: Sim Sung-Bo
Producer: Bong Joon-Ho
Release Date: 2014
Country: South Korea
Fishing vessel Jeonjiho goes out to sea to catch fish. The ships fails to catch fish as they hoped. To make money, the crew decides to allow stowaways onto their ship. These stowaways are ethnic Koreans living in China, who want to live in South Korea. The Jeonjiho suffers from heavy wind and waves on their return. They are also chased by a ship from the South Korean Maritime Police. During this time, stowaways on the Jeonjiho suffocate to death.
Movie is based on the 2007 stage play "Hae Moo," which is itself based on a true story. The incident occurred October 7, 2001 near Yeosu, South korea. 25 Korean-Chinese stowaways on the Korean fishing vessel "Taechangho" suffocated to death and were then dumped into the sea.
Song Joong-Ki was originally offered the role of Dong-Sik, but decided to fulfill his 2 year military enlistment.
Kim Yun-Seok - ship captain
Park Yoo-Chun - Dong-Sik